A new LendingTree study finds that homeownership is more common among single women in Baltimore than single men. Baltimore is the ninth largest metropolitan area with a higher percentage of single women owning homes than single men.
Amid signs of a national slowdown in the housing market, home sales in the Baltimore region dropped off in December, often a slow period anyway due to the holidays. The number of homes sold last month fell 21.6 percent to 2,401 compared with December 2017.
No one should spend the holidays wondering if they’ll have a roof over their heads come January. Let’s work together to keep Baltimoreans in their homes and make the city a safer, more vibrant place for everyone.
Of the 250 or so Baltimore neighborhoods, just a few are well-known – nearly everyone has heard of places like Fells Point and Federal Hill. But there’s a reason to keep an eye on those with a lower profile.
Homes in Baltimore are selling faster than they have been in a decade, and often for more of the asking price. The indicators reflect a regional housing market that is heating up as household incomes and jobs grow.
Whether you can afford a home depends — a lot — on the city you want to call home. A modest income can go a long way in Cumberland, Maryland, the metropolitan area with the nation's most affordable houses.
Cal Ripken's 24-acre spread in Baltimore County lingered on the market for so long, he decided to auction it off. Ray Lewis and the late Tom Clancy similarly haven't been able to sell their high-end homes either. Such properties often are too idiosyncratic, and too expensive, realtors say.
Investing public funds primarily to chase private market activity fails the racial equity test. If the market has decided that certain neighborhoods in Baltimore are struggling, these communities need bolder visions and more public investment to lead the private market, not vice versa.
Baltimore's population fell by 6,700 people in the 12 months that ended July 2016, as the number of people leaving the city for other parts of the U.S. doubled, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday.